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15 April 2024

France issue arrest warrant for Landis


An arrest warrant has been issued for US cyclist Floyd Landis, accused of hacking into a French drug-testing laboratory, France's anti-doping authority (AFLD) said on Monday.

Pierre Bordry, head of the AFLD, said Landis used documents "illegally hacked from the authority's laboratory computer system" in his defence after he was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France win following a positive drugs test.

The warrant was issued by a French judge on January 28 in response to the failure of 34-year-old Landis to answer a summons issued in October, Bordry said.

Landis tested positive for testosterone during the 17th stage of the 2006 edition of the race.


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